Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dr. Edison Victor Cartwright de Mello, Founder of Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine, located in Santa Monica, CA, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Integrative Medical Care - We see a significant number of artists in the Film industry.

Tell us about yourself

Passion for Integrative Medicine, Teaching and empowering my patients by "Meeting them before I meet their dis-EASES."

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

To have empowered me to achieve a higher level of education and succeed. I was the first person to graduate college in my family after immigrating by myself to the US at age 20 with only $300 to my name. My reputation and the success of my clinic " the Akasha Center (

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

Managing staff expectations.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Clear vision.
  2. There's no such thing as failure. It is about "collecting data" for the next try.
  3. Loving what you do, appreciating the journey - and having fun in the process.

Where can people find you and your business?


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